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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
Student Handbook

Section A: College Information and Policies

Student Handbook Updates 

Campus policies are reviewed annually and some policies may be changed, added, or deleted. Such changes generally occur prior to the start of the academic year, however some may occur throughout the year. Each change will be listed on this page and dated for your reference, with new policies effective as of the date listed.

This section serves as a summary of changes that may impact students and a link to the new or updated policy. Policy changes will remain on their pages for one year from the date listed.

The college reserve the right to change policy without notice, however it is our practice and goal to inform the community of changes prior to their implementation.

Recent policy updates 

Minnesota State College Southeast maintains a complete listing of official policy in the Policies and Procedures section of the college website. In 2020, changes have been made to the official policies below that relate to student affairs:

  • 101 Admissions: Updated to include Visiting Student enrollment information.
  • 102 Placement Testing: Update to include using the ACT, SAT, Minnesota Comprehensive Exam (MCA) eligible scores for a waiver of the placement test.
  • 104 Returning Students: Updated to eliminate the requirement of having to apply one week prior to registration.
  • 112 Student Complaints and Grievances: Updated to include procedural changes to the formal process and clarification on decision maker for the grievance.
  • 112A. Student Complaints and Grievances: Updated form for complaint/grievance submission.
  • 113 Student Code of Conduct: Updated to include a list of prohibited behaviors, changes to the required time line for investigations and processes, clarification on who is to be a part of the formal hearing process, and additional information about a summary suspension.
  • 123 Educational Records: Updated to reflect correct contact person for requests of information. Updates regarding withholding directory information. Clarification of who record challenges should be referred to, and updating the price of requesting a transcript.
  • 133 Placement Services: Updated policy to reflect job placement information is now located on college website.
  • 134 Housing: Updated to reflect that the college no longer maintains a listing of private rental units. Students are now directed to community resources for housing information.
  • 136 Disabilities Act: Updated policy to reflect changes on Minnesota State policy as it relates to the Disability Act and accommodations.
  • 137 Nondiscrimination in Employment and Educational policies and reporting procedures: Updated policy to reflect the addition of nondiscrimination based on gender identity, or gender expression, or familial status for employment.
  • 138 1B.3.1 Sexual Violence Procedure: Updated to include information regarding affirmative consent, dating, intimate partner, and relationship violence, non-forcible sex acts, and stalking. All updates are changed to reflect policy changes at Minnesota State and in compliance with federal and state regulations. These include but are not limited to the general principles of an investigation and disciplinary procedures, and memorandums of understanding with local law enforcement.
  • 708 Weather policy: Updated to reflect new language as it relates to College Closure and Class cancellations.
  • 709 Animals on Campus: Established a policy for Animals on Campus including information about Service Animals. 

Additional 2020-2021 Student Handbook changes:

1. Update with regard to dropping a class that begins AFTER the first five (5) days of the term will have one business day after the first classes to drop the course with a full refund. - July 2020
2. Updated Campus Security to reflect the wording "trained security guards" and encouraging the use of 911 in case of emergency. -  August 2020
3. Updated to reflect that an escort service is not available in the evening hours. - August 2020


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Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment base on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.


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